EXCLUSIVE: NBC has quietly cancelled The Brave after one episode – no Season 2 for the military drama.
Per sources, the network has already given up on The Brave, which pulled DOA ratings (1.3) in its premiere episode.
The decision to axe The Brave sees the network replace Friday’s scheduled repeat with a Law & Order True Crime encore:
09/29/2017 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Friday) : PREMIERE- ALL EYES ARE ON LYLE AND ERIK MENENDEZ WHEN THEIR PARENTS ARE BRUTALLY MURDERED – After Jose and Kitty Menendez (Carlos Gomez and Lolita Davidovich) are found murdered in their upscale Beverly Hills home, their eldest son, Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva), maintains a stoic appearance while his younger brother, Erik (Gus Helper), struggles to deal with overwhelming grief. As detectives Les Zoeller (Sam Jaeger) and Tom Linehan (Cliff Chamberlain) search for the killers, evidence begins to suggest that Lyle and Erik may be the prime suspects. Meanwhile, a tenacious and energetic defense attorney, Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco), takes an interest in the case. Josh Charles, Heather Graham, Anthony Edwards, Elizabeth Reaser, Chris Bauer and Constance Marie also star.
The Brave becomes the first new or returning broadcast show of the 2017-18 season to fall on the reaper’s scythe.
NBC refutes the cancellation, however, insiders stress that it is in their interests to do so, and the show is nevertheless “toast”.
It remains to be seen whether NBC will air the remainder of the first and only season of The Brave.
The Brave was billed as a heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America’s elite undercover military heroes, following Captain Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists as they carry out each mission on the ground.